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There's no question that LeBron James is one of the most intelligent basketball minds to ever set foot on the hardwood, but Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale — who was an assistant in Miami during James' time in South Beach — told reporters Tuesday that he doesn't see the future first ballot Hall of Famer ever coaching an NBA team.
"He would kill somebody," Fizdale said with a laugh, per ESPN."Perfection is like — he wants perfection. I could see him actually owning his own team and doing something like that, but I think he would end up killing a player at some point because they wouldn't live up to the expectations that he would set forth."
In the midst of his first head-coaching gig, Fizdale has already had his fair share of success, leading the Grizzlies to a 17-9 start despite injuries to a handful of key players. Success that he says wouldn't be possible if it weren't for James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
"I wouldn't be the coach that I am if I didn't get the chance to coach him and be around him and spend time with him. A lot of my success I owe to him and that team and that group of guys that we had down there."
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